Apr
19

Post #1212 – DOWNTIME

Downtime interview with artist Joe Castro

Downtime: I was recently interviewed by the Sydney Collage Society about all things collage and art. Please check it out and be sure to follow them on all the various social media outlets.

Much respect to all the artists in the SCS and thanks for the love – hopefully I can make it down to Syndey one day.

Excerpt from the interview:

3) What do you love and hate about collage? I love the hunt, just spending hours lost within a stack of musty magazines searching for some random image to just grab me by the throat, while at the same time being constantly distracted by various articles and ads. Appliances just looked so much cooler in the 1950s.

I hate that the mainstream art world doesn’t take collage art very seriously (but we’re gonna change that).

 

Apr
6

Post #1211 – The Drain

The Drain collage art Joe Castro

The Drain is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 14 inches wide by 11 inches tall and was completed March 2016

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchi. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Apr
1

Post #1210 – Mysterium

mysterium collage art Joe Castro

Mysterium is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 11 inches wide by 14.5 inches high and was completed March 2016

Prints and other merchandise are available via saatchi and society6. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Mar
25

Post #1209 – Collage at Latela DC

Collage group show at Latela Gallery

Excited to be included in the Collage group show at Latela Art Gallery in Washington, DC this month, featuring a  collection of collage/mixed media artworks by local and international artists. The opening is Saturday March 26 from 5-7pm.  I’ll be taking that soulless trek through the clogged arteries of I-95 South just to be in attendance so, if you’re in the chocolate city, please drop on by.

716 Monroe Street NE, Studio #27, Washington DC 20017

Featured artist include: Christa Avampato, Madison Bolls, Madeline Bryan, Joe Castro, Sara Clark, Laura Cowan, Tiffany de Lisio, Kristin Endsley & Hannah Adamaszek, Beth Ferraro, Kay Fuller, Marie B Gauthiez, Michael Holt, Fidel Iranzo, Elyana Shamselangeroodi, Charles Jean-Pierre, Abi Kallushi, Kayla Meier, Meghan Narayan, Gabriella Robles, Kevin Spencer, Marta Staudinger, Rives Wiley & Rachel Wishner.

The exhibition curated by Latela Art Gallery Director, Marta Staudinger, with the assistance of Heather Funk, Maps Glover & Rachel Wishner and runs from March 26-May 8, 2016

Mar
15

Post #1208 – $35 and a Six Pack to my name…

society6 six pack with artist Joe Castro

A special thank you to Society6 for featuring my collage Avalanche as part of their six-pack this week.

Feb
24

Post #1207 – hourglass

hourglass collage Joe Castro

Hourglass is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 15 inches wide by 12 inches tall and was completed in February 2016. The original is available for purchase through Zebra One Gallery in London.

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchionline. 

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

 

Feb
9

Post #1206 – Toombes

Toombes web feature on Joe Castro

From Toombees” “He’s one those collage artist whose works you recognize immediately, bold and diverse compositions on a sedated solid color backgrounds.”

Many thanks to Niko Vartiainen for featuring some of my collage art work on his brand new site, Toombes.com. Niko is an excellent collage artist as well, and the guts behinds the “Cult of Life” zine series. Please take a moment and check out the whole site. Lots of great artists on there.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Feb
4

Post #1205 – We Are Obsessed with Our Own Disappearance

We Are Obsessed With Our Own Disappearance collage Joe Castro

We Are Obsessed with Our Own Disappearance is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 13 inches wide by 18.5 inches tall and was completed February 2016.  The original can be purchased through Latela Art Gallery in Washington, DC.

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchionline.  

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Jan
27

Post #1204 – Avalanche

Avalanche collage Joe Castro

Avalanche is a piece of cut paper collage art using images taken from vintage magazines and other ephemera that are hand cut with an xacto knife and then dry adhered to paper using a gel medium. The original is roughly 14 inches wide by 15 inches tall and was completed January 2016.

Prints and other merchandise are available via society6 and saatchionline. Inquiries about the purchase of the original piece should be sent directly to mightyjoecastro@gmail.com.

And, if you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to follow Mighty Joe Castro on instagram and twitter. Thank you for your support!

Jan
13

Post #1203 – Poetic Logic

Poetic Logic group collage exhibit

Very excited to have my collage Genetically Modified Visual Stimuli included in Poetic Logic, a juried group show at the Sweetwater Center for the Arts, focusing on collage and assemblage.  The show opens Saturday January 15 and runs until February 26, 2016. 200 Broad Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 – make the trek if you can.

Artists Include:
Erin Anfinson, Elizabeth Asche Douglas, Brad Bianchi, Joe Castro, Ron Copeland, Sharon Covington, Craig Deppen Auge, David Dumo ,Jeff Falk ,Lorraine Glessner
Leah Gose , Bethany Haeseler, Cheryl Hochberg, Sisavanh Houghton, Han Huisman Blythe King, Ray Klimek, Armin Muhsam, Clare Murray Adams, Ron Nigro, Laure-Helene Oakes-Caseau, Erwin “Tres” Roemer III, Nicole Schneider, Sarah Simmons, Stacie Speer Scott, Margaret Suchland, Grace Summanen, Will Ursprung, Gwen Waight, Michael Willet

genetically modified visual stimuli

genetically modified visual stimuli

 

 

More info:
In the early 20th century, with the advent of mass production of materials and media, artists like Pablo Picasso, George Braque and Kurt Schwitters began developing collage as a way of reappropriating and repurposing materials and images to imbue their works with juxtaposed information that expressed a kind of poetic logic of association.

In our current culture of mass information and media it is not surprising that artists are finding a continued purpose in investigating such relevant processes. This national juried exhibition will showcase artists working in collage, assemblage and other processes of incorporating elements of repurposed materials as a way of expressing our contemporary experience.

 

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